Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers, Friday, NBA Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting Lines, Picks and Prediction

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3-9, 5th in Pacific Division November 18, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse 6-6, 3rd in Central Division

When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, November 18, 2016
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: 7 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), FSN Indiana

Team/ Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
phoenix-sunsPhoenix Suns +7.5 -110 +265 218.5 -110
indiana-pacersIndiana Pacers -7.5 -110 -330 218.5 -110
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The Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

ABOUT THE SUNS (3-9): Shooting guard Devin Booker was the only starter to score in double figures with 24 points on Wednesday as Phoenix’s offense struggled to keep up with the breakdowns on defense. The most disappointing performance came from point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was held to eight points on 2-of-4 shooting in 34 minutes and recorded more turnovers (six) than assists (five). Bledsoe was also held to eight points (on 1-of-8 shooting) in a 122-104 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday and is 2-of-8 from 3-point range with nine turnovers during the three-game slide.

ABOUT THE PACERS (6-6): Indiana star small forward Paul George is still recovering from an ankle injury that kept him out of Saturday’s loss to the Celtics but managed to deliver 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday’s triumph. George added two steals and a block and was quick to credit the increased focus on defense for the team’s offensive success. “Our defense is allowing us to get into a good flow,” George told reporters. “Every possession we’re not coming down to a loaded defense. That’s helped give us some efficiency on the offensive end.”

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Pacers listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Suns, while the game’s total is sitting at 218½.

The Indiana Pacers got some help from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, when LeBron James was rested on the second night of a back-to-back, and came away with a 103-93 win to improve to 2-1 on their four-game homestand. The Pacers will try to clinch a winning homestand when they host the Phoenix Suns on Friday.

Indiana dropped the opener of the homestand 105-99 to the Boston Celtics on Saturday but turned up the defense en route to wins over the Dallas Mavericks and Cavaliers. “It’s effort and coming up with more and more of those loose basketballs,” Pacers small forward C.J. Miles told the team’s website. “We didn’t change the way we guarded, we just had guys get after the ball and make the ball handler have to make decisions and guys just being in the right spots helping each other.” The Suns are not playing that kind of defense, have yet to hold an opponent under 100 points and are allowing an average of 125 points during a three-game slide. Phoenix was outscored 61-43 in the first half at Denver on Wednesday and never recovered in a 120-104 setback.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 103-93 winner as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 120-104 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

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Phoenix:
Team record: 3-9 SU,7-5 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games
Phoenix is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road

Indiana:
Team record: 6-6 SU,4-8 ATS
Indiana is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Indiana is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Philadelphia Saturday, November 19
Indiana at Oklahoma City Sunday, November 20

PRO HOOPS NEWS
1. Suns reserve G Brandon Knight scored a season-high 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting on Wednesday.

2. Pacers PF Thaddeus Young scored in double figures in each of the last four games and is 21-of-37 from the floor in that span.

3. Indiana took both meetings last season after Phoenix swept the two-game series in 2014-15.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Indiana Pacers will cover the spread at -7.5 and the game will go over 218.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Pacers 125, Suns 111 at bovada-logo-top-book.betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
PHO TEAM IND
108.0 PTS FOR 106.3
116.0 PTS AGNST 106.8
-8.0 DIFF. -0.6
35.2 DEF REBOUNDS 33.6
11.0 OFF REBOUNDS 8.7
44.5 FG% 46.3
75.3 FT% 77.3
6.7 3 POINTERS 8.6
8.9 STEALS 9.7
INJURIES
PHOENIX
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
INDIANA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
PHOENIX
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Phoenix is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Indiana
Phoenix is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Indiana
INDIANA
Indiana is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games at home
Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Indiana is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Phoenix
Indiana is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Indiana is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Indiana is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Phoenix
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Phoenix’s Overall Scoring vs Indiana’s Overall Defense 108.0 7 106.8 21
Phoenix’s Away Scoring vs Indiana’s Home Defense 110.4 4 100.7 13
Phoenix’s Road Rebounds vs Indiana’s Home Rebounds Allowed 42.9 18 46.7 26
Indiana’s Overall Scoring vs Phoenix’s Overall Defense 106.3 13 116.0 30
Indiana’s Home Scoring vs Phoenix’s Road Defense 109.7 8 119.4 30
Indiana’s Home Rebounds vs Phoenix’s Road Rebounds Allowed 43.3 24 46.6 20
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PHOENIX
Phoenix is the second worst team for three points made in the league with 6.7 per game.
Phoenix has the worst defence in the league allowing 116.0 points per game.
INDIANA
No trends to report
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Phoenix 44.5 46.2 -1.7
Indiana 46.3 45.1 1.2
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Phoenix 11.0 35.2 46.2
Indiana 8.7 33.6 42.3
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Phoenix 19.0 15.1 1.3
Indiana 24.4 13.9 1.8

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